Notice of Additional Open Forum to be held Thursday, February 6th, at the Senior Center @ 11:30 AM
We have added an area for you to submit questions at the bottom of this page. Scroll down and check it out!
Thank you to everyone who joined us this week at the High School and Eisenhower.
Anyone interested in attending one of the next forums please join us ~
Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7 PM in the conference rooms at GP Hospital
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 5:30 PM in the library at Buffalo Elementary
Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 11:30 AM at the NP Senior Center
Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 4:00 PM in the cafeteria at Jefferson Elementary
By Mail Election
This election will be an election by mail. All registered voters residing within Lincoln County School District 56-0001 (North Platte Public Schools) will receive their ballot by mail and therefore no polling places will be open for voting. Ballots will be mailed by the Election
Commissioner on February 19, 2020.
Voter Registration Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote at an agency, by mail or delivered by an agent is February 21, 2020. The deadline for in-person registration is February 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s Office located at 301 North Jeffers Street, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101. Any voter who changes information on a current registration or registers to vote after the ballots have been mailed but before the in-person registration deadline of February 28, 2020 by 6:00 p.m., will be given a ballot at the time of registration or change.
Ballot Return Deadline
Voted ballots may be returned by mail or delivered in person or by an agent to the Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s Office located at 301 North Jeffers Street, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101 and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A drop box will be available in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office parking lot located at
302 N Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE.
Your ballot must be in the possession of the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office by March 10, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. to be counted.
Lincoln County Election Information
Mailing Address: 301 North Jeffers, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101
Physical Address: 301 North Jeffers, Room 101, North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-4350 Ext. 4110
Regular Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 56-0001 (NORTH PLATTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS) IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.
REBECCA J. ROSSELL
LINCOLN COUNTY CLERK/ELECTION
Publish: Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Please send proof prior to publication to Lincoln County Clerk.
Please bill directly to North Platte Public Schools and send copy of billing to Lincoln County Clerk.
Update - Thursday, January 16, 2020
Notice of Location Change for our NPHS Safety and Security Open Forum. Due to NPHS musical practice, we will now host the NPHS Open Forum in the Library/Media Center.
We want to thank each of our patrons that have come out to learn more about this initiative. We look forward to meeting you all at one of the future forums.
Week Of January 20th-
January 21st - NPHS @ 6:30 PM
January 23rd - Eisenhower Elementary @ 6:00 PM
Check out the Media Responses at the bottom of this page.
Update - Monday, December 9, 2019
The Safety and Security Initiative has been approved by the North Platte Public School Board of Education. It is now up to our patrons to vote on safety and security in our schools. Please, see below for the list of open forum dates, times, and locations.
The safety, security, and air quality for all students and staff are of utmost concern at North Platte Public Schools. The Board of Education and school administration have evaluated all school facilities and have identified safety and security concerns at three facilities and air quality issues at three facilities. The Board of Education and school administration consider improvements in these areas critical and purpose a continuation of funding through the current levy, pursuant to 77-3444 (2). This levy override is for $0.045 for 5 years. Patrons will not see a change in their current levy.
1. The safety, security, and air quality for our students, staff, and families are critical concerns for the district.
2. This levy of $0.045 will NOT change the current levy
3. This override will be for 5 years only
4. The public is invited to the following open meetings
Schools Identified with Safety and Security Needs
North Platte High School, Buffalo Elementary, and Jefferson Elementary
Schools Identified with Air Quality Improvement Needs
Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary
Safety and Security
North Platte High School
Air Quality Improvements
Air Quality Improvements are defined as updates to HVAC systems as well as enhancements to doors and windows. Maintaining constant temperatures, eliminating exposure to allergens, and avoiding open windows and doors will assist in the insurance of safe, healthy, and secure learning environments. Three of our schools have been identified as needing these enhancements for our students, staff, and families who frequent the facilities: Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary.
October: Discuss with Finance Committee
November: Present Proposal at Board Meeting
December: Board of Education vote on Proposal
January & February: Public Meetings
March: Patron Vote - Mail-in ballot, due to the Lincoln County Election Commissioner's Office at 301 N Jeffers St Rm 101, North Platte, NE 69101 by 5:00 PM CST.
April: To Be Determined
May: Primary Election
Save The Date
Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. - Until food is gone
Location: North Platte High School 1220 W 2nd Street, North Platte, NE 69101
January 14, 2020
The North Platte Public School Board voted in favor to raise the substitute teacher rate to $130 day ($65.00 ½ day) for short term assignments (1-10 days for the same teacher or single days for multiple teachers). Long term sub rate will be assignments for 11 days or more for the same teacher at a rate of 1/185th of base teacher pay that is currently $200 a day for 2019-2020. These rates will be in effect beginning with time worked in January that will be paid February 20th. If you have any questions, please contact the NPPS Human Resources office at 308-696-3319.
PARENTS OF CHILDREN ENTERING PUBLIC
PRESCHOOL OR KINDERGARTEN DURING
THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Families may register online at www.nppsd.org beginning January 15th- February 15th. If families
are unable to access the site on a laptop or desktop computer, please visit your neighborhood
school. Online registration is not accessible through mobile phone or tablet.
Kindergarten children enrolling must be five (5) years of age on or before July 31
prior to school year. Parents are required by state statute to provide the child's
immunization record and birth certificate when registering. Documents may be
taken into the school once application approval notice is received.
Preschool is offered at Cody, Lincoln, Jefferson,
Washington and Buffalo Elementary Schools.
Children must be four (4) by July 31, 2020 and
not turn five (5) prior to August 1, 2020.
Students currently enrolled in NPPS Preschool, do not need to complete an
online registration form for Kindergarten enrollment. Those students will be
automatically enrolled in their resident boundary school.
If siblings already attend a non-resident boundary school, you will need to complete a Request to Attend (RTA) so they may attend with their siblings.
THE DEADLINE FOR OPTION ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS
IS MARCH 15th
Request to Attend (RTA) another school
A student enrolled in the North Platte Public School District (NPPSD) is expected to attend the school assigned to his or her address. The local school or neighborhood school can be identified by the NPPSD Boundary locator.
Directions: School regulations require the completion of a request before consideration is given to assign a student to an attendance area other than the student’s home school. Parent/Guardian(s) submitting this form understand that the school will not be responsible for transportation if this request is approved, this includes transportation for special education students. Transfer requests should be considered permanent building assignments when approved. Consideration is given to requests that alleviate severe family hardships or balance enrollment. Forms must be submitted to the North Platte Public School District by February 15 prior to the year of transfer. Forms submitted after February 15 will not be considered.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public Schools is excited to announce that they are honoring Scott King as the NPPS Bulldog Staff member of the month for January. Scott teaches Science at North Platte High School.
Scott is originally from Wyoming and graduated with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University. He worked at Adams Middle School for one year before transferring to the High School for the opportunity to teach Biology. The Bulldogger recently featured Mr. King in a news story for his unique approach to encouraging students to have a great day, by holding inspirational signage during his parking lot duty.
Micah Fischer Assistant Principal made the nomination describing Scott as a hard worker dedicated to student success and positive communication.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation awards each winner a gift basket, balloons, and a gift card to the Bulldog store at NPHS. They also receive gifts from our monthly business sponsor and a flower bouquet from Prairie Friends and Flowers. The January business sponsor was Lance Carlson from Carlson Financial Group.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation facilitates the program and takes nominations from principals and administration. Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year and will be recognized at Education After Hours in the spring. We are always accepting business sponsors for this award. For more information, contact the North Platte Public Schools Foundation at 696-3325.
Help us as we Congratulate our very own Brandy Buscher, NPPS Director of Student Services, as she has been nominated for the LIFECHANGER OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Please visit the website below to support Brandy.
Posting a supportive comment on your LifeChanger’s profile is a great way to tell them how much they mean to you. The comments are taken into consideration by the selection committee when determining winners. Additionally, the LifeChanger Spirit Award will be given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for his or her nomination.
You can also help us honor your LifeChanger on social media. Start by following LifeChanger of the Year on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram,then visit the website below for more ideas on how to support your LifeChanger. Be sure to use the hashtag #LCOY so we can see you showing your spirit!
Hello friends and families. I hope everyone had a great Holiday Break.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff, and parents & guardians for all your hard work and support in making North Platte Public Schools great!
Please check out the December Superintendent Briefing for more information regarding the great things occurring in the district.
This link is to the Superintendent Briefing for December 2019.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce its Staff Scholarship Award Winners for 2019-2020. The staff scholarship award is made possible by generous donations from teachers and staff to the Class Act Program! Thanks for all you do for NPPS!
Since 2010, The North Platte Public Schools Foundation has awarded NPPS employees scholarships for their continued education. The Foundation is pleased to announce that we are awarding six staff scholarships this year. “We had some excellent candidates this year all worthy of a scholarship.” Said Jodi Howard NPPSF Director. “This is a completely staff driven campaign and we love to see the generosity of our staff who give to the “Class Act” fund in order to make these awards possible.”
Congratulations to the 2020 NPPS Staff Scholarship Winners
Monica Carter-Washington Pre-School Teacher. Is attending Doane University to complete her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction. She will graduate in May of 2020.
Tyson Chromy is a Social Studies instructor at Adams Middle School. He is utilizing his scholarship to complete his Practicum at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. His Master’s in Education Administration will be completed in May of 2020.
Nancy Fleecs is completing her Special Education Endorsement at Chadron State. She is a Special Education Teacher at North Platte High School.
Brittany McDaniel is working on a graduate certificate in Communication Education through Minnesota State. With this certification, Mrs. McDaniel will be able to teach Dual Credit Courses through Mid-Plains Community College for our high school students.
Jami Tatman is attending the University of Nebraska-Kearney and is working towards her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology with a focus in School Library. Jamie is currently a fourth Grade Teacher at Eisenhower Elementary.
Treva Uppal is a Technology Assistant for the District. She is utilizing her scholarship to complete her Network Technology Certificate at Mid Plains Community College.
The NPPS Foundation acknowledges that a better-educated staff equates to a better education for our students. The NPPS Foundation is committed to promoting development and assisting NPPS in pursuing higher education and has awarded over $20,000 in Staff Scholarships since its inception. We are pleased to have been able to make this opportunity possible for our dedicated staff.